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Good fiddle solo for a wedding

Marion 02 Mar 01 - 08:19 AM
GUEST,Matt_R 02 Mar 01 - 08:47 AM
Jon Freeman 02 Mar 01 - 09:16 AM
GUEST,Matt_R 02 Mar 01 - 09:19 AM
bill\sables 02 Mar 01 - 09:28 AM
GUEST,Les B 02 Mar 01 - 02:03 PM
Bernard 02 Mar 01 - 02:35 PM
GUEST,Phil Cooper 02 Mar 01 - 02:42 PM
bflat 02 Mar 01 - 02:55 PM
Clinton Hammond 02 Mar 01 - 03:09 PM
Jim Krause 02 Mar 01 - 03:53 PM
Clinton Hammond 02 Mar 01 - 03:55 PM
Kelticgrasshopper 02 Mar 01 - 05:57 PM
Marion 05 Mar 01 - 09:35 AM
Murray MacLeod 05 Mar 01 - 10:37 AM
GUEST,Fibula Mattock 05 Mar 01 - 11:17 AM
GUEST,Fibula Mattock 05 Mar 01 - 11:19 AM
Murray MacLeod 05 Mar 01 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,Fibula Mattock 05 Mar 01 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,Carol's Friend Don 05 Mar 01 - 11:55 AM
jeepman (inactive) 05 Mar 01 - 01:21 PM
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Subject: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Marion
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 08:19 AM

OK, so my mother's getting married and wants me to do a fiddle thing during the signing of the register. Any suggestions? The only slow airs I know are laments and not really appropriate. Neither my mother or her boyfriend are specifically into Scottish/Irish music, so I want something with general appeal. Maybe a nice waltz, or something like Ash Grove, or an old hymn? A short classical piece could do too if it weren't too hard. Do you think Ashokan Farewell is too melancholy for a wedding?

Thanks, Marion


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 08:47 AM

I've played Mna na hEireann (The Woman of Ireland) on fiddle...and on several occasions, some female friends said they'd like it played at their wedding.


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 09:16 AM

I once wrote a waltz for 2 friends which I had hoped to be played at their wedding. It's not very good but here it is.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 09:19 AM

Thank to JenEllen, I have the John McCusker tunebook..he has some VERY VERY good tunes in there that he wrote for weddings. If you like, I can send you some. They really are good!


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: bill\sables
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 09:28 AM

There is an Irish jig called "Haste to the Wedding"


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: GUEST,Les B
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 02:03 PM

More appropriate for grooms is "The Girl I Left Behind Me"!


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Bernard
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 02:35 PM

How about Bach's Cantata 147, also known as 'Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring'?

I often play it on the organ during the signing of the register - or maybe 'Flocks in Pastures Green Abiding', also by Bach...

PM me with your email address if you need the dots.


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: GUEST,Phil Cooper
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 02:42 PM

Banks of the Bann, which made it to the hymnals as Be thou my vision so you can impress the folkies and the church people at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: bflat
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 02:55 PM

Marion,

I think Ashokan Farewell would be wonderful!! It has a beautiful lilt. By all means play that.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 03:09 PM

Ummm... fire up Napster and look for a lovely tune by Rawlins Cross called The Wedding Gift!!!

Or email/PM me and we'll see about me sending the MP3 to ya...

sword4hire@home.com

;-)


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Jim Krause
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 03:53 PM

Marion, No one has suggested the obvious piece, The Lover's Waltz by Jay Ungar. It isn't overdone, or hackneyed, and it is simply beautiful. It isn't too hard, either.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 03:55 PM

Jim...

I though my suggestion -was- the obvious one!

LOL!!


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Kelticgrasshopper
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 05:57 PM

"..If ever you were mine"...Natalie macMaster does a beautiful version of this one


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Marion
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 09:35 AM

Thank you all. As it turns out, I found a piece I want to play by looking through my old piano stuff - Meditation from Thais by Massanet. Of course I can learn the violin in two months.

Marion


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 10:37 AM

This is a fascinating thread. We are playing a wedding on April ist, and we were going to do O'Carolan tunes exclusively, but I shalll rethink that one in view of what I read here. For one tune only, I would suggest O'Carolan's "Si Bheag and Si Mhor".

Hey Matt, would you forward me these John McCusker tunes if I ask nicely and pay the mailing ? Also the Woman of Ireland. I am serious. And I promise I won't even tell you who John McCusker used to room with ........

Murray


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 11:17 AM

My friends had "Give me your hand" played, and it was lovely. Unfortunately it means that when my turn comes I shall have to think of something different.


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 11:19 AM

I've just decided on Burns' (or was it O'Carolan's tune?) "Cock up your Beaver". Nice.


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 11:22 AM

For the benefit of all US Mudcatters, "Cock up your Beaver" is an admonition to set your top-hat at a jaunty angle. Pheeww ...........

Murray


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 11:24 AM

And wouldn't it look nice on the order of service!


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: GUEST,Carol's Friend Don
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 11:55 AM

Try "Rain in the Desert" by Liz Donalson, or "Two Rivers" by one-of-those-Ungers.


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: jeepman (inactive)
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 01:21 PM

Try "A Maidens Prayer". Jeepman


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Subject: RE: Good fiddle solo for a wedding
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Mar 01 - 06:30 PM

Sorry the day I was married?

My mother swears blind that they had fight the good fight....

We had a fiddler lead us from the church to the reception, a 20 min walk through the main shopping street of the town.... He just kept playing morris tunes and Haste to the Wedding.

LTS


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